I haven’t posted a new blog in more than a week, and I am feeling terribly guilty about it. My original goal had been a new post every day, Monday through Friday, and now I haven’t written anything new since the day before Thanksgiving.
The funny thing is, I made it all the way through November, posting new entries on a regular basis, even while my office workload exploded and I plodded away on my NaNo novel! Then, I was done with my novel draft (sorta), and suddenly I couldn’t get myself to open up WordPress to post something new.
I am a bad, bad blogger.
I’m not the first person to find that the more they have to do, the more they get done. I think I’ve finally figured out the reason behind my creative slump in the first half of 2010–I didn’t have any planned projects on my plate so I had no reason to get my fingers moving in the morning.
However, during my break from the blog, I’ve thought more about what I want the blog to be, and I think that means fewer but more meatier posts. I really want to do some journalistic-type reporting here so that I can generate more feature articles while continuing to entertain and delight you (humor me here, please) with my personal dramas and sagas. I know; you can’t wait.
Luckily, my writing plate is full, which means I’ll work myself into the creative frenzy where I don’t overthink, I just write; I now have two NaNo novels to edit and whip into shape before hunting for an agent, I have some article queries I need to get out to editors, I have more writing than I can handle at work, and I have some other non-writing projects I need to continue and/or launch.
But don’t worry (seriously, I can see your brow furrowing; I know you spend an awful lot of time worrying about what Patricia is going to do next–why wouldn’t you?), this doesn’t mean the same barrage of writing-related posts that you endured during November. Oh, I’ll still talk about my projects and my epiphanies (deep, I know) but now that NaNoWriMo is over I will definitely be getting back to other things that inspire me just as much. That means a whole month of holiday-related posts (no, not really), because nothing is as fascinating or cathartic as the Christmas season, right?
Now, I realize that this post was neither funny, educational or thought-provoking; I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that My Accidental Muse is still alive and well and will be back in a day or two. Please don’t forget me and please come back to read!